|Place of birth||Sale, Victoria|
|School||St Patrick's College, East Melbourne, Victoria|
|Address||37 Victoria Street, Coburg, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||32|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Margaret Lawler, 37 Victoria Street, Coburg, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Sapper|
|Unit name||2nd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 14|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||14/21/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sapper|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||15th Field Company Engineers|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||In his career as a bowler his average was never over 5 runs per wicket. A good bowler played with various clubs his averages for several seasons has been as follows 2, 3, 4-4 1/2, 5 runs per wicket and ground bowling for Melb. South Melb. and Carlton. (details from mother)|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)|
|Age at death||34|
|Age at death from cemetery records||33|
|Place of burial||Ration Farm Military Cemetery (Plot VI, Row H, Grave No. 50), La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Christopher and Margaret LAWLER|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 15021 Gunner John Joseph LAWLER, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 29 May 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 20 January 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 27 February 1916.
Taken on strength, 15th Field Company Engineers, Tel el Kebir, 18 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported Missing, 21 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 6 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 1560604, 5636 Sapper A.J. DAY, 15th Field Company Engineers (patient, Southall Hospital, England), 7 November 1916: 'In advancing on July 19th at Armentieres across No Man's Land, Informant lay down for a breather, and as he did so, looked back, and saw Lawler pitch forward head first to the ground and lie there motionless. He was about 40 yards away.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, LAWLER Francis Michael
Red Cross File No 1560604